Connecting to a

CHRIST

centered life and

KINGDOM

centered living

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

 
We are resuming in-person services on Sunday June 28th with precautions and also no Rock Kids classes or refreshments for the time being.  
 
If you are feeling unwell or not ready to venture out on Sunday mornings we will still be livestreaming Sunday services at the Rock’s Facebook page or at rockcle.org/live
 
 
 

NEW HERE?

 
We’re excited to meet you! In the meantime, here is what you’ll want to know:
 

SUNDAY SERVICES

Our Sunday service begins at 10:02 AM. It usually lasts around 75 minutes. Plan to stay and join us for refreshments and to connect with other attenders in the Rock Hall following the service.

ROCK KIDS

Children ages infant through 5th grade can join the Rock Kids classrooms during the Sunday church services.
Kid’s Check In is located in the main church entrance.
 
 

WHAT TO WEAR

Your Browns hoodie or your favorite flannel will fit right in here. But if you enjoy dressing in your Sunday best, that’s awesome too. You do you.

WE’VE GOT THE COFFEE READY FOR YOU

Stop in a few minutes before 10 and grab some coffee or tea from the Rock Hall before the service gets started.

ABOUT THE ROCK

Located in Garfield Heights, OH, at The Rock we try to take a simple and straightforward approach to church. With a warm and loving atmosphere we want people to know that faith isn’t a guilt trip. Christianity is relevant, church can be meaningful, and a relationship with Jesus is life-changing. You won’t find anyone here trying to pretend to be spiritual superstars. We are real people who are committed to deepening our relationship with God and others.
 
 We are committed to traditional and vintage Christian beliefs that are summarized in the creeds of the church. However, no matter where you’re at on your spiritual journey, we want you to know that you’re welcome here. We want to be a safe place for you to explore authentic Christianity or grow in the faith.
 
We are also deeply committed to service, justice, and compassion. We desire to see transformation of our people, our homes, our neighborhoods, our cities, and our world through sharing the Good News of God’s Kingdom in meaningful and practical ways.
 
We desire to connect to Christ through personal and corporate worship. We desire to connect the body of Christ through small groups. We desire to connect the disconnected through service and sharing the Gospel.
 
We value truth, diversity, holistic outreach, spiritual community and kingdom partnerships. Read our complete value statements.
 
 
 
Why do you start your worship services at 10:02 AM?
 
We’re glad you asked. It’s to remind us of something that Jesus said in Luke 10:2.  “And he said to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.’ When Jesus tells us to pray for something, we should probably take it seriously. 
 
God is on mission in our world, restoring the broken, reconciling relationships, transforming hearts and minds, and saving souls.  He’s invited us to join Him on that mission. We start our worship service at 10:02 AM with this prayer to remind ourselves that as part of the Church, we’re not here for ourselves.  We gather together as people who are sent; sent out into the world by Jesus to share His love and serve others in His name.

EVENTS

 
 

SERMONS & BLOG

Current Sermon Series:
In our series ‘“Postcards from Exile” we look at how following the way of Jesus leads us in the opposite direction of the world and even the American Dream. We will explore what it means to live like ancient exiles in a modern, post-Christian world.
 
 
 
 

May 17, 2020
Creation by the Father
Series: Three in One
Colossians 1:15-16 
WatchNotesDownloadDateTitle
  • May 17, 2020Creation by the Father
    May 17, 2020
    Creation by the Father
    Series: Three in One
    Colossians 1:15-16 
  • May 10, 2020Faithful Calling – Mother’s Day 2020
    May 10, 2020
    Faithful Calling – Mother’s Day 2020
    Series: (All)
    1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
  • May 3, 2020In the Beginning, God
    May 3, 2020
    In the Beginning, God
    Series: Three in One
    John 14:1-19
  • Apr 26, 2020Kingdom Come
    Apr 26, 2020
    Kingdom Come
    Matthew 28:16-20
     
  • Apr 19, 2020Signs of the Kingdom
    Apr 19, 2020
    Signs of the Kingdom
    Matthew 24
  • Apr 12, 2020Long Live the King
    Apr 12, 2020
    Long Live the King
    Matthew 27:62-28:1-15
  • Apr 10, 2020The King is Dead
    Apr 10, 2020
    The King is Dead
    Matthew 27:32-61
  • Apr 5, 2020The King’s Entrance
    Apr 5, 2020
    The King’s Entrance
    Matthew 21:1-18
  • Mar 29, 2020The King’s Mercy
    Mar 29, 2020
    The King’s Mercy
    Matthew 20:29-34
  • Mar 22, 2020Standing in the Storms
    Mar 22, 2020
    Standing in the Storms
    Series: (All)
    Luke 6:46-49

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